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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Carve Out Some Halloween Fun!!!!!

Hello everyone: We are half way into September and Autumn is definitely in the air.  I'm loving this beautiful "sweater weather", the trees are starting to get their amazing Fall colors and soon, Halloween will be here so, I made this card to add to my stash to send out to family and friends.
I will link this card to a few challenges at the end of this post.


This fabulous image is from a Power Poppy set called Feeling Fall. I stamped it onto a panel of Strathmore water color paper with Versafine black onix ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder, then I colored it with my Sakura Koi water colors. 
I made a mask of the top pumpkins to sponge some Stampin' Up! "Hello Honey" ink for the moon and then, a mask of the moon to sponge some Tim Holtz "Broken China" for the sky after I framed the image with painter's tape.
For the floor, I sponged a bit of SU "Baked Brown Sugar", the sentiment is from the set and it's also heat embossed with Versafine black onix ink.
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Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.


Both the sentiment and the pumpkin are from a retired Flourishes set called "Witching You a Happy Halloween"
I'm linking this card to the following challenges.



Craftaholics R Us Challenge #36 "Pumpkins"
ModSquad Challenge "The Heat is On" Use Heat Embossing.
The Paper Shelter Chellenge #309 "Embossing of any kind"
Inspiration Destination "Anything Goes" Optional Twist "Recipe" I didn't use it on this card.
Simon Says Stamp "Clean and Simple"

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.

16 comments:

Heidi Stamps said...

Wonderful card, Maria! Perfect for the upcoming fall season.

Patti Willey said...

Wow look at the work you put into this coloring & background! Great scene!

Brian King said...

Your colors are always so bright and vibrant. Love it!

Mary Fish said...

I always love when you use that stitched frame. So cute!

kahaulani said...

very festive card!! thank you for joining us at Craftaholics R Us DT elecia

Lin said...

I love your stack of pumpkins, Maria! This is such a fun card for Halloween! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Sonny said...

Cute and colorful ! Sweet !

Barbara said...

You used a power poppy stamp. I love what you did with it. As a matter of fact, I am going out of town for the nest two weeks and you reminded me that I wanted to take this set with me. I am so motivated to color this one too. Hope I can to as well as you. Thanks for sharing with us this week at the Mod Squad Challenge.
Barbara Challenge Host.

Barbara said...

I added MSC to your name as you used a Power Poppy stamp and that qualifies you for second entry. Good luck.

Janis Lewis said...

So cute!
Janis, Craftaholics R Us Owner/DT

cm said...

Such a great Halloween image, made all the more spook-tacular with your impressive colouring! So thrilled you shared this gem in the Addicted to Stamps and More gallery!
~carol

Bobby said...

Beautiful coloring on your pumpkins, Maria. I zoomed in to see and got a glimpse of the cat's face. No wonder you used that sentiment. :) Thanks for sharing your card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Craftaholics, good luck!!! Amy DT

Michelle said...

Great card. Love the bright colors.
Thanks for playing with us Inspiration Destination.
Good luck!! Michelle (DT)

lostinpaper said...

I would never have thought to colour the pumpkin in orange and purple, how wonderful Maria! But I am also a fan as I have a black cat and although she is a scaredy cat she is so sweet.

dannys eck said...

Nice Cards. Thanks for joining us at TPS. XXX